From the beginning, it was agreed that the Oral History Network of Ireland would work to bring together individuals, local history groups and academics, collecting and using oral history, so that each could learn from the other.
An all-Ireland approach was also agreed to be essential and connections were established with oral history groups in Northern Ireland
The National Archives holds records relating to all parts of Ireland. They provide excellent primary source material and are easily accessible to the public.
Helpful to researchers, those interested in the political, economic and social forces shaping the country and those interested in studying government policy.
Each issue of History Ireland covers a wide variety of topics, from the earliest times to the present day, in an effort to give the reader a sense of the distant past but also to offer a contemporary edge. Every article is illustrated with photographs, maps or paintings to provide a vivid impression of the topic.
Other ways to stay current is to follow people in your research field via their blogs and Twitter. Or you join or create groups on academic social networking sites such as Mendeley, ResearchGate,Academia.edu and the Social Science Research Network.
To find other blogs of interest try http://researchblogging.com/. In addition to blogs from individuals, there are also blogs from respected journals and academic institutions such as:
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has produced lists of academic tweeters by discipline and has also produced a guide to using Twitter for academics.